Current Reading List

October 14, 2015
As the nights start to get darker (and colder) there’s nothing more relaxing than getting cosy on the sofa with a blanket and cup of tea to read a good book. I tend not to buy actual books preferring to read on my kindle but recently I’ve picked up a few real books to read. On Monday I spoke about The True Cost film and how it has inspired me to make more sustainable choices with my wardrobe. These book choices are part of the process of learning more about the fashion industry and finding ways to live more sustainably.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo
Part of being more sustainable is living with less and embracing slow fashion rather than buying into trends. I don’t think I’ll ever be a minimalist but I’m interested in the concept and I’m sure I could do with some tips on living with less. I’ve been hearing a lot about this book recently and wanted to read it for myself as it seems to divide opinion.
Overdressed The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth Cline
I’ve just finished this book and really enjoyed it. Elizabeth Cline talks about the decline of the American fashion industry and societies move from small wardrobes of high-quality pieces to today’s wardrobes packed full of low-quality fast fashion. She talks about the decline in quality and how no one really benefits from fast fashion. You really did feel like you were going on a journey with her as she educated herself (and the reader) on the reality behind the fast fashion industry.
To Die For Is Fashion Wearing Out The World? by Lucy Siegle
After watching Lucy Siegle on The True Cost I could tell she really knew her stuff and when I found out she had written a book on the subject I had to pick it up. I’ve only just started this book so can’t really say too much about it yet but I’m finding it really interesting so far. You can tell Lucy really knows her stuff and is passionate when it comes to the impact of fast fashion and shopping sustainably.
Let me know if your interested in full reviews of these books.

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